Is a Bone Graft the Answer to Your Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal (gum) disease is the number one cause of bone loss in the mouth. If you are experiencing gum disease, you can have chronic bacterial infections that impact your gum tissue as well as the supportive bone material underneath. Once plaque (the sticky bacterial film in the mouth) reaches beneath... Read more »

Orthognathic Surgery 101

If your dentist or orthodontist has suggested to you that you might benefit from jaw surgery, you are not alone. Misalignment of the jaw can range from mild to severe, and sometimes orthognathic surgery may be needed. While your orthodontist can correct bite problems involving your teeth, surgery may be... Read more »

Dental Implant Placement Basics as a Step-by-Step Process

If you have ever lost a tooth, you might have more than just a gap between your teeth. If a lost tooth is not replaced, the bone in the jaw that supported the lost tooth starts to deteriorate. That’s because when you chew your food, there’s no more stimulation to... Read more »

Do You Need Orthognathic Surgery to Relieve TMJ Pain?

If you find yourself experiencing TMJ symptoms that are mild and infrequent, they may go away on their own. This sometimes can take weeks or months depending on what you do to help your jaw find relief. Of course, this is a good time to alleviate symptoms by temporarily sticking... Read more »

Common Questions About Oral Surgery Recovery

Do you have questions concerning your recovery post-op? We have answers to the most common questions we get. Read on for more: How can I prepare for oral surgery? Make sure you have a comfortable recovery place set up at home. Having extra pillows can help you rest more comfortably,... Read more »

Wisdom Teeth Removal

This procedure is almost as much of rite of passage as getting braces is. Wisdom teeth removal is a sign of growing up. But it’s often associated with quite a bit of pain and discomfort. While any surgery certainly carries the risk of discomfort, wisdom teeth removal is often overblown.... Read more »

How to Know if Dentures or Implants are Best for You

When you need a lot of teeth replaced, how do you make the right choice for replacement? You could get implants filed down to razor-sharp points, or maybe veneers inlaid with diamonds - right? Well, most people don’t choose to go for something that extreme. Instead, they’re focused on getting... Read more »

Oral Health Outliers: Jaw and Facial Pain

Several symptoms and issues can often arise in your mouth if any underlying diseases or infections are present. If you're doing damage to your mouth or if you have suffered any kind of injuries that are slowly getting worse over time, it can often produce jaw and facial discomfort as... Read more »

Understanding How Dental Implants Work

Do you understand the process of dental implants? If you are thinking of a dental implant, then there are things to know and consider. Dr. Sykes here at David L. Sykes DMD, LLC in Linwood, New Jersey, offers high-quality care and can provide you with information so you can consider... Read more »

Untreated Tooth Decay Can Lead to a Dental Cyst in the Gums

Sometimes financial concerns, time constraints, or dental phobia can cause some individuals to forgo professional treatment for an active cavity. As time goes on, the prevalent tooth decay can allow bacteria to affect the root of a tooth. This could eventually lead to an infectious buildup of fluid in the... Read more »